Why Inner Conflict Is Your Most Important Issue – Plus Three Steps to Resolution

Neurotics are torn by inner conflict ... Every neurotic ... is at war with himself.
~ Karen Horney
Inner conflict is a vague term that doesn’t communicate the actual dynamic or real world symptoms suffered by a self-conflicted person.

Due to a general lack of practical information regarding inner conflict, many try to address the wide array of symptoms without understanding the inner conflict itself.

Symptom intervention often fails because the original inner conflict - the cause...
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27 Signs of Superficial Relationships

Warning: This post is one person’s opinion about the signs of superficial relationships: An opinion piece made up by the author. It’s not clinical, scientific, or based on research. It’s opinion, informed only by experience.

There is nothing wrong with superficial relationships. Not every connection in life can be deep and emotionally engaging. Superficial relationships have their place.

Some relationships are superficial...
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20 Trust Issues Quotes that Put Trust in Perspective

Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to watch out for.
~ Johnny Depp

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
~ Isaac Watts

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
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Dr. Amen’s Solution: Important Information Your Psychiatrist Might Be Missing?

According to psychiatrist and 10-time bestselling author Daniel Amen, MD, the average psychiatrist is missing key information critical to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.

Which information? A brain scan.

Years ago I interviewed Dr. Amen for a newspaper I owned. On that phone call, he said something that has stuck with me since.

“Psychiatrists are the only practitioners of the medical model who don’t routinely look at the organ they’re treating.”

Most psychiatrists...
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Compelling New Method for Healing Your Past Self

If there were one thing missing from many childhoods, it would be compassion. If your parents lacked compassion, as an adult you're probably faced with the challenge of healing your past self.

Healing the past self is easier said than done for many reasons:

If you didn't learn compassion from your parents, self-compassion doesn't come naturally.

If you were neglected or hated in some way as a child, then you may harbor those same inclinations toward...
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Top Three Obstacles in Life Everyone Must Face

Top Obstacles in Life Not everyone consciously confronts the following three obstacles in life, but we all encounter them in one way or another. In other words, if you are not consciously aware of these life obstacles, they still affect you.
1. Emotional Transition to Adulthood: Are You Lagging?
As human beings, we all mature physically from childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, but our emotions lag behind.
~ Bernard Sumner

You know the saying: Everyone gets...
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